AHRC PHD Studentships in Historical or Cultural Geography at Royal Holloway

The Department of Geography has been awarded an AHRC studentship in Historical or Cultural Geography and is seeking suitably qualified candidates to commence PhD research in the academic year 2009-10. The studentship pays all fees and a full maintenance award (£14 940 for 2008-9, subject to review) for a three year period of research.

AHRC eligibility rules can be found at:

Click to access Guide%20to%20Student%20Eligibility.pdf

The specific subject of the PhD is open, but should relate to research interests of staff at Royal Holloway, and should fall within the broad arts and humanities remit of the AHRC. Applications from those in related disciplines with an interest in working in Geography are encouraged. Potential applicants are strongly recommended to discuss their ideas with Professor Tim Cresswell, Director of Graduate Studies, Professor David Gilbert, Director of the Social and Cultural Geography research group, or another member of staff with related interests before making a formal application.

Applications must be made by June 15th 2009. This should be on the standard College online application form and applicants should attach a supporting personal statement and outline PhD proposal (no longer than
3 sides A4, 12 point font, in total). Applicants should note that supporting references are required.


Applicants are expected to be ready to undertake PhD work – normally this means that they should have, or be about to complete, an appropriate Masters degree, although equivalent professional experience may be considered acceptable.

For future planning it should be noted that under the new AHRC Block Grant scheme, there will be studentships in Historical or Cultural Geography at Royal Holloway in each of the next five years (with the studentship for 2011-12 reserved for work relating to Archaeological interests in the Department.)

For more details of the Department and forms see:


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Dr David Lambert

Reader in Historical Geography

Department of Geography

Royal Holloway, University of London

Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX

Tel : +44 (0)1784 443640 Fax : +44 (0)1784 472836


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